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Pollack – Pollachius Pollachius


The pollack is both a bottom-dwelling – and pelagic fish that swims in shoals. Its behaviour and look is similar to the saithe, but it is distinguished by a protruding jaw. It is found at depths of between 0 and 200 meters. Pollack is usually caught as a bycatch when fishing for cod and is considered a tasty fish. The texture of the flesh is firm which makes it well suited for frying and poaching. The Pollack is one of the main recreational fishery species in Norway.

Pollack fishing is carried out year-round, it is low in fat and is a good source of protein, vitamin B12 and selenium.